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No compromise on providing safe drinking water to people: Farooq Shah.

As part of the continuous efforts of the Governors administration to keep available potable drinking water in sufficient quantity to the common people of Jammu City, the Secretary, Public Health Engineering (PHE) I&FC, Farooq Ahmad Shah, today inspected Boria intake VT pump station and 300 cusec Ravi Tawi Lift irrigation plant to take stock of its functioning.

During the visit, the Secretary said that there will be no compromise in providing safe drinking water to the general public.

He stressed upon all the concerned to work with dedication and make sure to provide safe drinking water to the people.

While inspecting the functioning of 300 cusec lift Irrigation plant, the Secretary was apprised that the station has 6 pumps with the capacity of 60 cusec each.

Presently, 5 pumps are functional and one pump remains on standby mode.

He directed for immediate cleaning of all the surroundings of lift Irrigation plant and proper maintenance of machinery particularly pumps of Boria intake VT pump station so that there will be no leakage and wastage of drinking water.

The Secretary also had an interaction with the staff. He was informed that the water treatment plant Boria and Narwal feeds potable drinking water to more than 2.50 lakh souls of surrounding areas i.e Batandi, Nowabad, Narwal, Sunjwan, Sainik colony and other areas of Jammu city.

Shah was apprised that Boria plant provides 36 lakh gallons and Narwal provides 70 lakh gallons of drinking water per day to the people. He was also informed that the capacity will be increased by another 20 lakh gallons of water upto March 2019 and it will be supplied to those areas which are facing shortage of drinking water.

He was informed that in Jammu district, 53 languishing projects of PHE have been approved at a cost of Rs 100.56 crore of which 22 projects will be completed by March 2019 and remaining projects would be completed by next year.Shah said that all the languishing projects should be strictly completed within the stipulated time frame.

He said, the government is duty bound to provide safe drinking water to the people and reaffirmed government’s resolve to eradicate water-borne diseases in the state.

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